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Freedom is threatened by democracy crumbling from within. We use research, technology, and data analysis to protect what's working in our democracy today — and to help build the democracy of tomorrow.

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The triple threat to democracy in 2024

Alongside the election itself, these are the key uncertainties in an uncertain year. And every American — regardless of ideology, party, profession, or background — has a stake in the answers. 

January 10, 2024

  • Analysis

Fusion voting, explained

Fusion voting allows more than one political party to nominate the same candidate on the ballot, empowering minor parties to unite a cross-ideological coalition behind a single candidate

December 19, 2023

  • Shaping the Democracy of Tomorrow
  • Analysis
Democracy Crisis in the Making Cover 2023

A Democracy Crisis in the Making

How state legislators are politicizing, criminalizing, and interfering with election administrators.

December 7, 2023

  • Protecting Elections
  • Reports

The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871, explained

The Ku Klux Klan Act used nearly all of Congress’s constitutional powers to respond to the Klan’s coordinated political violence and intimidation.

December 5, 2023

  • Protecting Elections
  • Analysis
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Proportional representation, explained

Proportional representation is an electoral system that elects multiple representatives in each district in proportion to the number of people who vote for them.

December 5, 2023

  • Shaping the Democracy of Tomorrow
  • Analysis